The Census usual resident population of Capalaba in 2016 was 17,342, living in 6,799 dwellings with an average household size of 2.63. There were 266 people over the age of 85 living in Capalaba in 2016, with largest age group being 30 to 34 year olds.
The Age Structure of Capalaba provides insights into the suburb’s age profile which is a key consideration during disaster preparation, response and recovery to accommodate the needs of the community. It is also an indicator of Capalaba’s level of demand for age based services and how it is likely to change in the future.
Analysis of the five year age groups of Capalaba in 2016 compared to Redland City shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+). Overall, 18.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 14.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.8% and 17.8% respectively for Redland City.
The major differences between the age structure of Capalaba and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (7.5% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.6% compared to 5.0%)
- A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.7% compared to 5.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (3.4% compared to 4.5%)
From 2011 to 2016, Capalaba’s population increased by 655 people (3.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.78% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:
- 65 to 69 (+366 persons)
- 30 to 34 (+184 persons)
- 15 to 19 (-120 persons)
- 70 to 74 (+96 persons)